‘Did you know that South Africa has 11 official languages? Unfortunately, there has been limited educational content about COVID-19 in all of these languages so many South Africans do not have access to basic, easy-to-understand information on the novel coronavirus in their first language. As we are an education NGO, we thought we would keep with the education track through this time – our mission was to create a low-bandwidth visual communication that could be shared quickly online as well as on cell phones. We knew the best way to help our communities was by creating educational content about COVID-19 in as many South African languages as we could. We are proud to add these videos to an already long list of initiatives and campaigns that show that South Africans are collaborating to respond decisively to this crisis.’
GWF’s COVID-19 animated video is now available in six languages: isiZulu, English, Sepedi, Xitsonga, Siswati and Afrikaans, and a Xhosa version will also be available shortly.
Kate says: ‘We would love anyone to use the videos if they find them useful’.
If you would like to download a high-res version of one of our COVID-19 videos, please click here. · Please feel free to use these videos if and as you wish. Maybe you have something similar which you have already produced? If so, please do let us know so we can share your ideas too
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If you would like to offer help to GWF please email firstname.lastname@example.org